*creative modifies 'identification' in this case...not 'miscreant'
Everybody can try this at home. Go to you your favorite Yahoo! message board, and in the Search field (not the "Web Search" field in the top right-hand corner...but the the one on the left side about 1/3 of the way down) put email@example.com
and then use the pull-down menu to select "Stocks (A to Z) Category"
and then click the search button.
You should get a nice, focused 13 results back. Eliminating the duplicates, they are: roel_campos_4_sec_chairman_2008second_year_law_studentlinda_thomsen_is_no_wimpregulators_have_been_notifiedymh_ymh_ymhms_mint_green_esq
Now, let us put those names through the old Dissembler Sorting Algorithm and see what we get, shall we?
- second_year_law_student = ms_mint_green_esq = whos_next_for_a_wells_notice = dean_schitter = ken_lewis_has_rich_handler_envy
- ymh_ymh_ymh = proud2beatubs = class_action_lawsuit_time= haimchinkel_malintz_anaynikal
- regulators_have_been_notified = mother_merrill_stanley = feinsteinscaliforniagirls = se11atbid
- roel_campos_4_sec_chairman_2008 = fuenta_fuenta_opus_x = hilary_in_2008
Missing due to alias deletion: linda_thomsen_is_no_wimp
At this point, it feels more than a little reasonable to hypothesize that, given the consistent naming conventions and themes, each of these three accounts belongs to the same person. If you see anything that would tend to rule that out, please let me know.
Even more interesting would be a comparison of these target companies with known hedge funds' short positions (being mindful of the timeline: 3/2005 - 8/2006):
- Krispy Kreme
- Z-Trim Holdings
- Fifth Third Bancorp
- Digital River
- Morgan Stanley
Just for kicks, given one of these aliases is named roel_campos_4_sec_chairman_2008
, let us search for firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we do, we get another tight set of results, including these familiar names:regulators_have_been_notified linda_thomsen_is_no_wimp ymh_ymh_ymh haimchinkel_malintz_anaynikal
Try it for something related but much more obvious and general, such as email@example.com and the results swell but retain these familiar names (in addition to a few of their DSA-confirmed sockmates).
isn't a paid bashing scammer, then there must be no such thing.